GOPers up for reelection block food stamp cuts

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    GOPers up for reelection block food stamp cuts -- the Republican party is the Food Stamp Party.



    House panel rejects conservative attempt to double food stamp cuts


    By Erik Wasson - 07/11/12

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) led a successful effort on Wednesday to defeat a conservative attempt to double the food stamp cuts in the House farm bill, an effort that could have sunk the legislation.

    Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) offered a conservative amendment to double the cuts to food stamps, bringing the total to $33 billion in cuts. It was defeated in a 13 to 33 vote, with 13 Republicans joining all the Democrats in opposing the additional cuts.

    This spring, the committee endorses the same cuts in a bill intended to replace automatic defense and non-defense cuts slated to hit Jan. 2.

    But Lucas and the other GOP opponents said they did not want to upset the “balanced” deal with Democrats this time around.

    “We will have squandered one real chance of getting beyond the $4 billion in cuts in the Senate bill,” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said.

    The new cuts would end increases in food stamps due to the Obama stimulus package and shift training costs to the states.

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    Red States Use The Most Food Stamps

    It's long been true that the southeastern states get back more in federal taxes than we pay, but a lot of people down here refuse to believe it, and the Republican politicians lie about it.
    http://www.politicususa.com/en/fox-news-food-stamps

    By Sarah Jones
    Jan. 29, 201​

    Gingrich goes too far to say Obama has put more on the rolls than other presidents. We asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition service for month-by-month figures going back to January 2001. And they show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. Nothing before comes close to that.​

    And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far grown by 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama’s time in office than during Bush’s.​

    [...]​

    Fox News has been going on the food stamp president with gusto, even including their favorite trick of the Misleading Chart! What’s not to like? It smears the President for having to clean up after Bush’s economic debacle, it’s a racist dog whistle, it implies that black people are on food stamps more than whites (not true), it gives their audience someone new to hate and most importantly, it’s easy enough for their propaganda activists to repeat without getting confused.​

    Of course, Fox News doesn’t tell their cult are that the people most likely to be on food stamps aren’t in blue states like California, but in red states like Mississippi, where more than 21% are on food stamps. Mississippi is also distinguished as the reddest of the red states, along with Wyoming. In other words, the food stamp users are Fox News’ base. ​



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    So?
     
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    Food stamps are wealth redistribution to porn stars.
     

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